National hill-climb champion Fiona Burnie (GS Metro) and Shaun Tyson (Ribble Pro Cycling) were fastest female and male riders as Teesdale CRC staged a sporting 21-mile time trial in County Durham on Sunday.
Burnie, 34 and from Bishop Auckland, clocked 57-00 to win the women’s category by around a minute and a half from Louise Hamilton (Mountain Goat Coaching).
And Tyson covered the T244/1 course near Staindrop in 47-27 give the 47-year-old from Hartlepool the win by 26 seconds from Michael Smart (TS Racing Team-OTR), while Army Cycling’s Jonathan Robinson was another 27 seconds back in third spot.
In other categories, Sam Murray (Drag2zero) was quickest junior rider with 49-40 for sixth place overall, while Euan Sanderson (Cleveland Wheelers) was ninth, his time of 49-44 making him the quickest juvenile.
The event also included a road bike category, and in that Richard King (Patron) was fastest in 52-19, while the quickest female was Kate Sanderson (Cleveland Wheelers) in 1-02-41.
The T244/1 course is a testing circuit east of Staindrop. It heads out on the B6279 from the start point near the village before turning north up to the A688. It then loops back south through Staindrop and on to Winston, where it joins the A67 and heads east again.
When riders reach Piercebridge they head back north of the B6275 and rejoin the B6279 for the run back to the start point near Staindrop.
It was Tyson’s first win of the season, and his second appearance in an open event following second spot in the Cleveland Wheelers sporting 21 a fortnight earlier when he was beaten by Keith Murray who was overseas competing in a triathlon over the weekend.
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